Germany is studying the possibility of discussing at the UN level US threats against the “Nord stream-2” gas pipeline, Klaus Ernst, head of the German Bundestag’s Energy Committee, told.
He noted that the instruction of one country to Germany or the sovereign European Union, how to solve the issue of its energy supply, “contradicts any reasonable relationship.”
“It is a violation to threaten the country’s sovereignty with extraterritorial sanctions. After all, the fact is that these sanctions do not concern the territory of the United States. They concern the European Union,” Ernst said.
According to the politician, the EU considers such influence contrary to international law.
“The next measure that we are also discussing is to address this issue at the UN level. And then, perhaps, file complaints with the appropriate courts. And then we will see what they decide,” he added.
The “Nord stream-2” gas pipeline was supposed to be launched by the end of 2019, but due to the position of Denmark, which did not agree on the route of the project through its waters for a long time, and then – due to US sanctions against companies involved in the project, the launch date was postponed to the end of 2020-the beginning of 2021.
The United States, in December 2019, imposed sanctions against the project, requiring the companies to lead the lying to stop construction immediately.
The US is promoting its liquefied natural gas to the EU.